Elon Musk is the richest man in the world.
He’s spoken up recently about several controversial topics, including A.I. taking over human jobs, whether or not people 70-plus should be allowed to run for public office, and much more.
Recently, he took to Twitter to fire back at critics he says are anti-free speech, calling it an “extreme” reaction to his decision to buy what is debatably the most influential social media platform in the world.
Musk Fires Back at ‘Anti-Speech Critics’
Musk has written consistently about the importance free speech both before and after purchasing Twitter for $44 billion, as evidenced by his official statement made after the historical purchase.
Now, he’s taking aim at those who have criticized his decision in the 24 hours afterward.
He’s not wrong – about the overreaction, or the purpose behind it.
It was announced Monday that Musk, a pro-speech advocate, had purchased Twitter for $44 billion. Since then, the billionaire CEO has vowed to open the platform back up to free speech, get rid of Twitter bots, make the algorithm open-source, and verify every human user.
The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2022
Some websites have stated that Musk’s takeover could increase disinformation and hate on the platform.
Since taking over the platform, Musk has said he plans to open the platform back up for free speech, get rid of Twitter bots, make the algorithm open-source, and verify every human user.
Previously, Musk posted the following on Twitter about free speech, which has elicited reactions from across the Web about potential issues.
Full info on Musk’s purchase and official statement can be read here.
🚀💫♥️ Yesss!!! ♥️💫🚀 pic.twitter.com/0T9HzUHuh6
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022